Salary: Competitive
Location: UK
This is a permanent, full time vacancy that will close in 25 days at 23:59 BST.

Are you looking for a career at the MSC, developing and implementing a standard for well-managed, sustainable fisheries?

Do you want to contribute to the development of the MSC’s Fisheries Standard and its accessibility around the world? If so, this could be the opportunity for you!

Our Fisheries team is currently looking to recruit a Senior Fisheries Standard Manager to join the team.

You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of the MSC’s Fisheries Standard and the Fisheries Certification Process, with a focus on the accessibility of the MSC program to fisheries globally.

This is a senior position, and the post holder will play a role in leading the Fisheries team.

Some of the key tasks that you will be involved in will be:

  • the coordination of the In-transition (ITM) to the MSC pilot’s Operation & Development Working Group;
  • the coordination of capacity building training operations related to ITM;
  • supporting the development of capacity building training procedures;
  • contributing to the development of the MSC Fisheries Standard and Fisheries Certification Process.

To be successful in this role, you will have a strong working knowledge of MSC’s Fisheries Standard and certification processes, with a proven track record in resolving issues associated with fisheries assessment.

You will also have:

  • demonstrable knowledge of fisheries improvement projects, with a focus on implementation and monitoring of progress;
  • experience in delivering technical training or capacity building activities, preferably in a developing world context and using online training platforms or learning management systems;
  • a strong teamwork ethic and excellent project planning, organisation, and time management skills;
  • experience working with stakeholders and other external parties to develop policy;
  • a track record of successfully managing relationships with stakeholders, collaborators, and colleagues.

Please note this role can be based at any regional MSC Office.

The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations.  Through our internationally recognised certification and ecolabeling program, well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the marketplace, through the leadership of our partners.  Over 400 fisheries around the world, representing more than 17% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC program and MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.

The MSC is committed to the principles of equality and fairness and we welcome applications from all communities. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, ethnicity, race, colour, religion or belief, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and need reasonable adjustments made during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know how we can help you.


Fisheries science and marine biology: Working to develop our standards and with fisheries undergoing MSC assessment

Supply chain management: Overseeing our work in product integrity and helping to develop our Chain of Custody Standard

Marketing and communications: Supporting our mission by growing awareness of sustainable seafood and the blue MSC label

Seafood sourcing: Working with commercial organisations to support their buying commitments

Logo licensing: Working with partners in more than 100 countries to ensure that our label is used correctly

Data and IT: Running our reporting tools and systems